Winners will be announced here: 1st November 2020.
Although this is our first year we have been running the International Welsh Poetry Competition since 2007. It is the biggest poetry contest in Wales and has a reputation for promoting honest, passionate poetry. We now hope to do the same for your poetry books where writers from all backgrounds, all over the world, self published or traditionally published can compete on an equal footing for our top prize.
To encourage entries we are offering the following prizes and have also made our first year entry fee very low, just £25 to enter one book. We don’t know exactly how many books we’ll get but we hope to produce a shortlist of ten books by October 2020 before we eventually decide on the top three winners.
1st Prize – £200 plus a one-year subscription to PN Review
2nd Prize – £100
3rd Prize – £50
We will also:
- post a review on the winning books’ Amazon and Goodreads pages
- include a web link to the winning books and shortlisted entrants on our website
- we are also in discussion with three of the UK’s top poetry publishers (more info. to follow)
In future years, as the awards grow, we hope to increase the prize money.
Rules – click here.